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I can feel myself slipping again, don't know how to handle it

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roslily Thu 18-Nov-10 06:32:40

I have Bipolar, diagnosed in July. Been on meds since then.

I have some very severe episodes of depression in past.

I have been doing really well, actually enjoying life, no absence from work etc. But the last week things have started to go downhill. I can't find happiness in anything, you know when you are just down/pissed off all the time. I stopped doing anything in house, and work (I'm a teacher).

I haven't been sleeping, and yesterday I didn't go to work as I was feeling so light headed and sick. I have started to stay in house and no go out even on days off.

I am also having problems telling the difference between dreams and reality. Seriously, I will talk to my dh as if we did something, had a certain conversation. H ewill point out we didn't, but I am convinced. I can't really explain it, but it is so real to me.

I just don't know what to do anymore. I know I need to force myself to work today.

TheProfiteroleThief Thu 18-Nov-10 07:18:21

If you are happy with your healthcare provider, presumably the one who helped you , then go back to him or her asap. It seems you have enjoyed feeling more yourself, so maybe your meeds can be adjusted. Too miserable to suffer in silence.

Take care. Treat yourself as kindly and carefully as younwould care for someone else.

madmouse Thu 18-Nov-10 08:53:21

If you were only diagnosed bipolar in July you are not slipping again, you just haven't stabilised completely yet. Make an appointment with the most relevant person, be it GP, specialist or CPN. Talk about this as soon as you can.

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